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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 14, 2014 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

I do not recall seeing a perishable date on XP when I bought the computer. XP is working just fine- it 'aint broke, but will be by the company. Though it may be like taking your granddad's Studebaker to the prom, I find the software to be still quite serviceable. The only thing I can not do is make my own music vids b/c Windows Movie Maker is not supported by XP.

Also, maybe this is not so much a first world problem. What % of the 29.53% XP users maybe can not easily buy a new PC? I am the only one in my household still using XP (3 on 7, 1 on 8) so for me it's mostly pissing and moaning, but I'm sure for a few million folks it will be a big problem.

(But they aren't in the first world, so f' em.
-Microshaft)

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Those darn Linux guys are doing the same thing!

http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php

16 Petra Ubuntu Saucy Supported until July 2014.
15 Olivia Ubuntu Raring Supported until January 2014.
14 Nadia Ubuntu Quantal Supported until April 2014.
13 Maya Ubuntu Precise Long term support release (LTS), supported until April 2017.
12 Lisa Ubuntu Oneiric Obsolete since April 2013.
11 Katya Ubuntu Natty Obsolete since October 2012.
10 Julia Ubuntu Maverick Obsolete since April 2012.
9 Isadora Ubuntu Lucid Obsolete since April 2013.
8 Helena Ubuntu Karmic Obsolete since April 2011.
7 Gloria Ubuntu Jaunty Obsolete since October 2010.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

How much does Linux cost?

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Poster: Ach Chew Date: Mar 16, 2014 3:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Der jokes dey it is not alveys getten here. Tryen de Knock-knock.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 15, 2014 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

About a gigabit or so download of your bandwidth for the really decent distros. But there are many to choose from.
I tried literally dozens before going with Mint.

http://distrowatch.com/

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

So if one was to make a direct comparison between a Windows OS and an OS-ALT it wouldn't work. One you pay for, one you can dl for free. Kinda apples and oranges.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Certainly apples and oranges in that one you buy and the other is free.

It doesn't change the fact that there is a life cycle to these systems and eventually support for them will end.

Just because you bought a computer from Dell or whoever with Windows XP on it 7 years ago doesn't entitle you to support for the system as long as you desire.

If you had installed a free open source OS you would still contend with similar circumstances and you would certainly contend with a steeper learning curve in terms of maintaining the system yourself - though they have improved the process drastically in the Linux world.


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 15, 2014 10:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Pretty much, although you can "buy" Linux install CDs/DVDs for a few tiny bucks if you don't like the idea of installing from an iso file. It mainly just covers shipping costs. And you can have both OSes on the same computer (for weaning purposes or to decide that "This farking Linux sucks! Oh why did I let myself get talked into this vicious evil commie plot!")

Some articles thatt might help:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/1366/how-can-i-install-ubuntu-without-removing-windows

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer

And of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkPcdXGD8vo


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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

The computer you purchased and the operating system running on it are 2 different things.

All software companies have a life cycle for their products.

I don't know why everyone is acting so surprised about this. Its not like they just sprung this on everyone last week.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

But this isn't just any ol' software- it is fundamental. One can change their browser or media player or yet another version of Pong easily. This involves technical skills that are a bit more complex for the average bear and/or a capital investment in a hardware upgrade that some folks may not have the coin for. The kicker is that the OS is not broken, but that they will be breaking it.

Company A sell me a product that works just fine for many years. Then Company A comes back one day and breaks it. Hmmmm.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Breaks it? Where is it said that Microsoft is going to make XP not function anymore...

It will work just fine.

They just no longer support the product or release any updates to the software.

Effectively - the warranty is expired and you're own your own.



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2014 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

>It will work just fine.

I don't think we are going to agree on this cc.

However, I think we do on this > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewj535wnvoc

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

I reckon so... Though I do prefer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s52IbrfEZMo